AO CMF NA Management of Facial Trauma

Learn evidence-based clinical approaches for treating and managing CMF fractures and congenital defects.

Multiple dates and locations available.

Example case discussion by Drs. Richard Hopper and Srinivas Susarla, chairs of the September 10-11, 2022 Management of Facial Trauma course in Bellevue, WA. Read the full discussion here.


The AO CMF North America Management of Facial Trauma course provides participants with evidence-based clinical approaches to treat and manage CMF fractures and congenital defects through the correction of these injuries or defects and the establishment of aesthetic outcomes.

The AO CMF faculty teaching at these courses are recognized national experts and academic-based clinicians from leading universities and hospitals in North America representing all disciplines involved within craniomaxillofacial surgery.

Learning will be delivered through

  • Online self-assessment and self-study four weeks prior to event
  • Brief didactic lectures
  • Interactive, clinical case-based small group discussions
  • Hands-on practical lab exercises utilizing bone models with a 5:1 participant-to-faculty ratio
  • Sessions on anatomy, biomechanics, surgical approaches, and principles of internal fixation of the mandible and midface


Directly provided by AO North America.

  • Learning objectives
    Upon completion of this event, participants will be able to
    Diagnose facial injury through history, physical examination, and diagnostic investigations
    Formulate a treatment plan (operative and non-operative)
    Perform the specific treatment for facial trauma
    Modify the treatment plan when necessary
    Manage patient follow-up and rehabilitation
    Identify and manage complications

  • Who should attend

    Surgeons-in-training in the fields of oral and maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, plastics and reconstruction, ophthalmology, and oculoplastics. Some practicing surgeons may also find this course beneficial.

Event calendar

Course/Event Date Location Register 
Management of Facial Trauma
Aug 26-27, 2023 Boston, Massachusetts Register
Management of Facial Trauma Nov 04-05, 2023 Kansas City, Missouri Register